fire and rescue

Investigation launched into fire at builders' yard

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fire at a builders' yard in Wingfield Road, Stoke, Plymouth on Tuesday 12th May.

Police assisted with road closures on Raynham Road, Wingfield Way and Penlee Road and residents were asked to keep their windows closed as the Fire service tackled the blaze, which was reported at around 1.50pm.

The road remained closed overnight as...

Firefighters to strike during high flood risk

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is due to strike between 6:30am and 8.30am tomorrow morning (3 January) during a period of high flood risk.

The Met Office Yellow Weather Warning is to stay in place until late on friday night and heavy rainfall is expected tomorrow morning.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service have remained neutral on the dispute but have said: “It is...

Man arrested after caravan fire kills a horse and dogs

A horse and a number of dogs have been killed in a fire that destroyed two caravans and a small stable in the Modbury area.

A 44-year-old man from Torquay has been arrested by police on suspicion of arson.

Police and fire services were alerted at around 12.30pm on Wednesday 12 June and called to Chapel Down Lane End in the Modbury area following the report of a fire.


Elderly man rescued after living room fire in Cullompton

An elderly man has been rescued from a property in Shortlands Road, Cullompton early this morning (Sunday 12 May) after a fire in his living room.

Fire and Rescue services report that three fire engines from Cullompton, Exeter Middlemoor and Tiverton were dispatched after a call was received from a neighbour describing alarms sounding and a smell of smoke. The neighbour stated she...

Plymouth's Olympic heroes to start half marathon

With just two weeks left to sign up for a place in Plymouth’s Half Marathon 2013, organisers GO2 announce that Plymouth Olympians, Heather Fell, Antony James, Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow will sound the klaxon to start the race.

“We’re so excited that the city’s Olympians will be joining us on the 28th April,” said Amy Budd, marketing manager, Plymouth’s Half Marathon. “It’s really...